I went to this tattoo festival

man with tattooOne thing about tattoo festivals. If you are into photographing faces with character, then you are in the right place.

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Lila and I attended a tattoo festival that was wall to wall with interesting faces and people.

Shooting conditions won’t be prime but the interesting goings on more than make up for that.

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I used the Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-200mm lens. No flash, so I set the ISO to 1600, f/5.6 at 1/20th with vibration reduction on. Since these photos will never be turned into any kind of prints, I figured I could get away with photographic murder so to speak. For photos that are to be displayed primarily on the net or from an IPOD type device this type of shooting is just fine. I do pay heed to the ultimate use of my images. If I think I will display them at a photo show or gallery then I go about taking the pictures in a different way.

radical hair style grossinger photographyClick on image for a better view

The action at this festival was both indoors and out. Sometimes I would follow a person outside and then go back in, as was the case here, so I snapped the picture with the same settings as the first one but at a shutter speed of 1/1250th. The nice thing about shooting with Nikons is I have no fear of high ISO numbers.

Beautiful woman grossinger photographyClick on image for a better view

This picture illustrates one of my guiding principles that I never break. When I see a beautiful woman I take pictures of her. End of story. I will ask and most of the time will get lucky and have the lady pose for me, as was the case here. It’s a crime against humanity to pass up a picture like this. Never pass up a shot like this!

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Getty Museum exhibits fine food photographs

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The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is exhibiting a collection of food photography over the past 150 years.
Since I find images of prepared food mostly not to my liking, I had to check out the their website.

Some of the images are absolutely gorgeous, while others look like something my dog Leo upchucked.

ART!

Art is like love, where beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Too bad Los Angeles is not on my itinerary, I think it probably is worth a look.

The Los Angeles Times press release states that no digital images are in the lot because they are doing art and not photos of restaurant food. LOL! OMG I love snobs.

Here is the description of one of the photos on display.

The 1983 piece — a photogram the size of a dining table and placed in the center of the one-room show — was made after a workshop that the photographer Robert Heinecken gave for Neususs’ students. Auto reversal paper was spread over a table in a darkroom with only a safelight on, Heckert said.
The guests sat, and the paper was exposed for five seconds at the start of the meal and again at the end of it, with food and drink spilled all over. The resulting photo shows hands and wine glasses, a bottle opener, noodles and forks, grapes and shadowy forms that are hard to discern. The guests also signed their names.

Yup, this is art because I don’t get the point.

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